Quarter 3 Practice Assessment

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Quarter 3 Practice Assessment

Use this practice assessment to see if you are prepared to take the actual assessment on Tuesday the 26th.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Acid rain wearing away the face of a statue is an example of
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Physical weathering

    • C. 

      Chemical weathering

    • D. 

      Deposition

  • 2. 
    A nail rusting would be an example of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Physical weathering

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Acid attack

  • 3. 
    A round smooth rock was most likely formed by
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      A glacier

    • C. 

      Flowing water

    • D. 

      Acid rain

  • 4. 
    Tree roots cracking the sidewalk are an example of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Organic weathering

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering

  • 5. 
    Cracks in your driveway that form after freezing and thawing are likely the result of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • D. 

      Acid deposition

  • 6. 
    Solar power is renewable because
    • A. 

      It is a free resource

    • B. 

      There is a limited amount and we could run out

    • C. 

      It does not pollute

    • D. 

      We will never run out of it

  • 7. 
    Sediment settling on the bottom of a river would be an example of
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Compaction

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 8. 
    Sediment being carried to a new location would be an example of
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Compaction

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 9. 
    Petroleum is a nonrenewable resource because
    • A. 

      There is a limited amount and we could run out

    • B. 

      We are using it slower than it is being made

    • C. 

      It pollutes the environment

    • D. 

      It costs money to use

  • 10. 
    What was formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals and is found in Earth's crust?
    • A. 

      Nuclear power

    • B. 

      Geothermal

    • C. 

      Coal

    • D. 

      Solar Power

  • 11. 
    Recycle means
    • A. 

      To find new uses for a product

    • B. 

      To remake a product into a new one

    • C. 

      To limit your use of a product

    • D. 

      To make a product into energy

  • 12. 
    Forests are a renewable resource because
    • A. 

      They are unlimited and we can never run out of them

    • B. 

      If we manage them properly we will not run out of them

    • C. 

      They are free to use

    • D. 

      They help the environment

  • 13. 
    The Marquart village sits at the bottom of a large hill.  Most of the people either work at a local factory that makes plastic toys or for a lumber company that is cutting down the trees on the local hills.  A recent landslide just covered half the village, what is the most likely cause?
    • A. 

      The pollution from the factory caused the rocks of the hill to weaken

    • B. 

      The factory's noise and rumbling caused the rocks and sediment to loosen

    • C. 

      The clearing of trees caused the sediment and rocks to loosen

    • D. 

      There is no way of knowing what caused the landslide

  • 14. 
    Climate is determined by
    • A. 

      Temperature and elevation

    • B. 

      Wind and precipitation

    • C. 

      Temperature and precipitation

    • D. 

      Wind and temperature

  • 15. 
    El Niño is caused by
    • A. 

      The western Atlantic ocean getting warmer

    • B. 

      The ice sheets of the arctic melting

    • C. 

      A cold ocean current from the Pacific

    • D. 

      The eastern Pacific ocean getting warmer

  • 16. 
    What is  the term used to describe the process that takes place after mining when the land is made useful again, usually by planting grass and other vegetation
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Recycling

    • C. 

      Reclamation

    • D. 

      Clearing

  • 17. 
    What absorbs heat and sends it back to Earth, making the world warmer?
    • A. 

      Greenhouse gases

    • B. 

      The Gulf Stream

    • C. 

      El Nino

    • D. 

      Carbon monoxide

  • 18. 
    Global warming is known to cause
    • A. 

      Glaciers to get larger

    • B. 

      Sea level to rise

    • C. 

      Droughts to happen in Maryland

    • D. 

      Mountains to get less snow

  • 19. 
    A car heating up on a sunny day is caused by
    • A. 

      Global warming

    • B. 

      Greenhouse gases

    • C. 

      El Nino

    • D. 

      The greenhouse effect

  • 20. 
    Mountains affect climate by causing
    • A. 

      One side to be wet and one side to be dry

    • B. 

      Both sides to be wet

    • C. 

      Both sides to be dry

    • D. 

      Both sides colder than they would be otherwise

  • 21. 
    Florida has a different climate than Alaska because of
    • A. 

      The location of mountains

    • B. 

      Latitude

    • C. 

      Altitude

    • D. 

      Longitude

  • 22. 
    Stormwater from Baltimore would
    • A. 

      Hurt the Chesapeake Bay

    • B. 

      Only hurt Baltimore

    • C. 

      Not harm the environment because of new laws

    • D. 

      Hurt only the Potomac river

  • 23. 
    Clearing is when
    • A. 

      Forests are removed for coal mining

    • B. 

      Bare land is covered with plants and grasses after mining

    • C. 

      Rubble is dumped in a valley after mining

    • D. 

      Explosives are used to dislodge rock on the mountain before mining

  • 24. 
    What is a watershed?
    • A. 

      A place where water is stored so it does not get polluted

    • B. 

      An area of land that is wet all or part of the year

    • C. 

      A large body of water

    • D. 

      An area of land that is drained to the same location

  • 25. 
    Forests are important for the bay's health because
    • A. 

      They provide a home for deer

    • B. 

      They help soak up pollution and excess nutrients

    • C. 

      They are a great place to hike

    • D. 

      They destroy litter